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 Post subject: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:45 pm 

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I recently got a job firing locomotives on the Cedar point and lake Erie on their narrow gauge engines for the summer. And on steam traction have used the gloves below. I was wondering what you guys would recommend. For a good glove to hold up to the work.
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 Post subject: Re: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:22 pm 

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Being a CP alum, I preferred gloves with a two inch cuff. There isn't a whole lot of room in those cabs (other than #4) and long cuffs tended to get caught on "things".


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:34 pm 

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Jennie K wrote:
Being a CP alum, I preferred gloves with a two inch cuff. There isn't a whole lot of room in those cabs (other than #4) and long cuffs tended to get caught on "things".

Definitely will look for two inch cutoffs.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:42 pm 

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Some of the Firemen I know use that style of glove, but use the cheap cotton type.

They wear two pair and when the outer glove gets worn out / dirty, they discard
the outer pair and put a new pair inside.

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 Post subject: Re: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:47 pm 

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I don't know what they do now, but in my day they supplied the gloves. I know the current lead for the engine crews there, I'll see if I can ping him about this


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 Post subject: Re: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:11 pm 

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Been talking to your lead, he says that the gloves you posted will work fine. They do have gloves available from the tool crib. The engines fire easy, it's not that hard on the gloves. He's currently trying to activate an account on here.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:15 pm 

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I'm really looking forward to it. I was offered the job 2 days ago. I'm heading up the 11th.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:52 pm 

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I am jealous! I was firing a wood burning 1898 Porter for our RR society. FRA shut it down because they wanted an over 100 year boiler tested to 200 psi!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 pm 

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Bowmore wrote:
I am jealous! I was firing a wood burning 1898 Porter for our RR society. FRA shut it down because they wanted an over 100 year boiler tested to 200 psi!

The FRA just has a way of ruining fun things don't they! Is the boiler of Lap seam design and what where you guys operating her at?


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 Post subject: Re: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:05 pm 

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the Alco kid wrote:
Bowmore wrote:
I am jealous! I was firing a wood burning 1898 Porter for our RR society. FRA shut it down because they wanted an over 100 year boiler tested to 200 psi!

The FRA just has a way of ruining fun things don't they! Is the boiler of Lap seam design and what where you guys operating her at?

I am sorry, I do not know. The engine was sold to a private party (sob). I have no idea what happened to it-I loved it!


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 Post subject: Re: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:28 am 

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Gloves wear out when you get oil and dirt on them. If you can avoid that, they last a very long time. Don't wear gloves when oiling. Use rags. They aren't going to wear out from the shoveling, if they are leather. If it is a dirty, black locomotive, the gloves pick up dirt from climbing the running board (sanding, wiping, air pump oil, opening valves), and then the glove deteriorates and loses its insulating ability. This should not be a problem on a nice clean park engine.

Cotton gloves will only last a few days. The material can't handle the friction of the shovel. I like long cuffs, because I don't like burning my arms.

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 Post subject: Re: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:59 am 

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I go through gloves very quickly at YSH, probably a pair a week. I used to buy leather palmed gloves at Harbor Freight until I found this item at Menards. Softer and better made that the HF gloves but still cheap.

https://www.menards.com/main/home-decor/apparel/gloves/leather-gloves/rugged-wear-leather-palm-gloves-large-3-pairs/6601009/p-1486711182216-c-7081.htm?tid=-1038629766767173973&ipos=3

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 Post subject: Re: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:10 am 

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Thanks Rick I will definitely look into those as Menards is right down the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:26 pm 

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[These locomotives don't take a lot to keep hot. Back in the day we had a single man in the cab until the parks newly hired safety man got real nervous about that. They went to two man crews back in 1975, or 76, it was after I left. http://www.cplerr.com/erMyronh.html


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 Post subject: Re: Good firing gloves?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:18 pm 

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Looking through the provided link I can only say WOW this engine would be really easy to keep hot at a listed operating pressure of 10Lbs. I'm guessing a slight typo on the park page......mld


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